The Characteristics of Confirmed Covid-19 Patients on March-October 2020 at RSUD Labuang Baji Makassar


Authors : Muzdalifah; Cahyono Kaelan; Nurdin Perdana

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 6 - June

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6850109

The world is facing a non-natural disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic, which causes many victims and is very easy to spread to several countries and regions. On February 12, 2020, WHO officially designated this novel coronavirus disease in humans as Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19). Each patient exposed to both suspected and confirmed RT-PCR examination had many demographic, epidemiological and clinical characteristics including age, sex, clinical features, comorbidities, laboratory data and travel history. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between patient characteristics and the incidence of COVID-19 in March-October 2020 at Labuang Baji Hospital Makassar. This research was conducted from March to May 2021 using an analytical observational cross-sectional study with a total sample of 202 respondents with suspected COVID-19, obtained 111 people who were confirmed to have COVID-19 by RTPCR swab examination. Sampling using non-probability sampling technique with a purposive sampling approach. The data were then analyzed using the chi square test. COVID-19 were more than that of men. The relationship between age and the incidence of COVID-19 shows that more adults have confirmed COVID-19 than the elderly. In the relationship between education, respondents with the highest level of education were confirmed to have COVID-19 more than those with low levels of education. in the employment relationship, more workers status confirmed COVID-19 than patients who did not work and in the relationship history of illness, patients confirmed COVID-19 were more patients without a history of illness. There is a relationship between gender characteristics, age relationship, education relationship, employment relationship and disease history relationship to confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Labuang Baji Hospital, Makassar City.

Keywords : Characteristics, Coronavirus Disease (COVID19), Disaster.

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